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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The recent article by the Mayor evoked memories of big cities and loud noises. San Antonio adopted the large container automated collection system and in my opinion created a visual nightmare when citizens were unable to “hide” the cans due to their huge size and ungainly handling qualities. The median age in Mason should in itself answer the question of whether continued present service or change to the automated behemoths would be best. Let’s keep some of the small city in Mason and e ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Most of the time, we take the words and actions by others in authority as being cast in stone and don’t call them down. All of you are familiar with the proposed building of the KEYSTONE pipeline system to carry crude from the oil sands of Canada to Cushing, Ok., where it is blended with higher gravity crudes and shipped to the Gulf Coast to refine.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Since Mason doesn't have an abundance of maple trees, birch trees and other "fall color" species, the easiest way to know when fall has truly arrived is not to look for reds, yellows and oranges; but, to look for white. Technically, it would be long white strands. Not leaves, but toilet tissue. Just as retailers have started putting up Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year, the Halloween toilet tissue starts appearing weeks before the actual event. I've been tr ...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
On Friday night, the Punchers will welcome Center Point to R. Clinton Schulze Stadium for their third district game of the 2014 season. It is also the night of our annual Homecoming festivities where athletes, spirit members and band are all recognized, along with their parents. Last year, rain forced much of the half time activities to be conducted at the pep rally earlier in the day, meaning that many fans missed out on participating in the pomp and circumstance that marks Homecoming.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
While the drumbeat keeps going for boots on the ground. Let’s just see what boots on the ground has cost us in the Iraqi War during the Bush years. Remember, this war was “supposed to pay for itself? How quick we forget. The war cost us from $1.7 to $2 trillion.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
I'm not good at sitting for long periods of time. Ironic, really, when you consider that part of my job has me sitting in Commissioners' Court for two to three hours, City Commission for two to three hours, or School Board for an equal number of hours. I suppose it's somewhat easy to make myself sit through those meetings as I know I have an obligation to watch governmental goings on and report back to my readers when there are issues or items that need to be brought into the light, or that ne ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
Joey Avalos is a 9 year old boy who suffers from Autism, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Insomnia and has a rare Chromosome Deletion. He is currently undergoing medical treatment and visiting many specialists to determine if he has other medical diagnosises. While he appears to be a healthy boy, he has something going on that doctors can not yet diagnose.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
I live in the sleepy little hamlet of Katemcy, far on the northern county line. You can get to my house by taking Katemcy Road from either RR 1222 or Highway 87. I usually use the Highway 87 route when I have to go to Brady, while the 1222 route is the normal way out.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
To Mr. John C. Copeland, In response to your letter “Post Office,” I find myself needing to educate the readers as your letter is mostly inaccurate. First, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) are two completely separate entities. Furthermore, NAPUS is not a union.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
The newspaper is a unique business. While a business, it is also charged with providing a public service to the community in which it is located. Like all businesses, we try to determine the needs of our customers, and then we figure out a way to provide the things that will meet those needs.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Lethargy. Ennui. Malaise. Pick a term, they all point back to the same symptoms. We all, at some time in our lives, seem to wander into the backwater eddies of life. We go from being decisive, determined and full steam ahead to muddled and out of focus. I know that everyone has their moments, so I'm not worried that this is something that just affects me.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Dear Mason, For the past 15 years, it has been my honor and privilege to serve as Adjutant/Finance Officer, Commander, and most recently, First Vice Commander, of The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 here in Mason. Throughout these years, the American Legion Post and I have been supported by the local Mason community with generous donations of time, money and best wishes.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Answer me this, Batman. How is it possible that the United States Post Office, losing billions of dollars a year, afford to hold a National Convention for its Postmasters in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which also losing billions of dollars due to the evaporation of the casinos there? My simple answer is this – they have decided to move their attention from Puerto Rico and Anchorage Alaska to a community that is going down the toilet….. The cost for this “foray” is $250 a pop for just g ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Dear Gerry, I would like to thank Kathryn Martin for writing to you about the Microsoft nuisance. I thought he was just calling me and that made me a little nervous. Kathryn Martin’s assessment of the threat that can result from these calls is very real and should be taken seriously. The man’s first call to me was quite ridiculous as he made mild overtures to me.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
As a long time visitor, I have always considered Mason to be the “gem” of the Hill Country. But lately, the luster is dimming. While in town for the Rodeo, I noticed the neighborhoods around the beautiful town square are overrun with feral cats and have houses whose yards are littered with discarded household items and junk cars and some are in disrepair.